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Buspirone vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Buspirone

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Other Names: Buspar

Xanax

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/ 447,469 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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Buspirone (trade name Buspar) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the piperazine and azapirone chemical classes, and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) gained Food and Drug Administration of bu... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Buspirone vs. Xanax

538 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
more anxiety as a result. I take Xanax and it works well...
...took it a few times awhile back and it made me feel weird and dizzy and caused me more anxiety as a result. I take Xanax and...
effects. by the way what is GAD? I don't think that Xanax...
...that doesn't cause Sexual side effects, I just read about Buspirone today and so far I see that it doesn't have Sexual side effects. by the way what is GAD? I don't think that Xanax has...
I hear Xanax gives immediate relief. Also alcohol does...
...works wonders? I don't know if its Kava drinks or pills or what? Has anyone tried it? My last experience with these alternatives was Rescue Remedy, and it had no effect. I'm taking Buspirone pil...
from your bad experiences with XANAX and all in January....
...feel bad. I am on 50mg of Pristiq (I have never ...other than the 15mg of buspirone I am on). It has worked wonders for me in ...mental trauma from your bad experiences with XANAX and all in ...
is taking buspirone and she is better with that than xanax...
...will discuss this with my doctor but i ask here as well, is it vialable to switch from mexazolam to buspirone? my aunt is taking buspirone and she is better with that than xanax
I have also been taking Xanax for one year. I believe...
...after taking Zoloft for six months. I have also been taking Xanax for one ...taper off of Xanax, but was wondering if taking a medication like Buspirone while I withdraw from Xanax would be...
I was prescribed 15 .25mg Xanax for breakthrough panic...
...I was prescribed 15 .25mg Xanax for breakthrough panic ...for everyday anxiety. The Xanax works wonders for breakthrough episodes but doesn't last long. The Buspirone gives me such bad nausea...
(alongside meds, I take xanax). Buspirone is a funny...
...with your pdoc, or did you just have some meds drop off over the years? Have you tried CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)? It isn't a cure, but a way of managing anxiety (alongside meds, I take ...
My two cents-I was given xanax after I had stents put in my...
...cents-I was given xanax after I ...who prescribed buspirone 15 mg 3x a day. Works great and even makes me a little sleepy at night. Latest development is that I have been working out (weight...
the Xanax help stop your tremor after you take it? Have...
...hasn't helped anything. Does the Xanax help stop your tremor after you take it? Have you found...
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